Today is the first NHS strike since action over pay 32 years ago; health workers at the frontline know that if they do not act soon, the NHS will decompensate and fail.
The clash between those who want a tougher stance, and those who want to maintain a liberal approach, is intensifying.
Post-Clacton, how can the Tories contain the collapse in their core vote?
The shadow business secretary on the need for better representation in parliament, Brixton's Black British story, and the Rooney Rule.
There’s a lot of intellectualising about Ukip at present, but a simple truth is that they’re not very nice people.
Our hard-fought victory in Heywood & Middleton stands in stark contrast to the Tories' collapse in Clacton.
It is remarkable that some in the party are drawing comfort from a rise of just 0.8 per cent in their vote.
Comparing Clacton with Crosby.
Douglas Carswell is Ukip’s first elected MP. What does this mean for politics and his party?
Miliband is still keen to promise a reduction from £9,000 to £6,000 despite shadow cabinet concerns over cost.
Even in these fragile political times, May 2015 may not be as unattractive an election to win as it first appears.
When the UK sells weapons it not only facilitates the attacks they are used in, it also signals an approval for the governments that are carrying them out.
The government's ambitious project of putting coding on the national curriculum is exactly what UK tech needs. But in the short term, immigration policy is holding us back.
This conference season, all parties have announced new plans to save the NHS; but how do those members of the public trying to protect their health service feel?
Backroom deals will make life difficult for Lord Hill as EU Commissioner.
Why Lib Dem councillors go Green.
The unmistakable impression left by the Lib Dem leader's speech was that he is preparing to depart the stage.
Praise for Danny Alexander, but small digs at Tim Farron and Vince Cable.
After years of campaigning for mental health concerns, the Lib Dem leader will announce some bold new reforms that will particularly benefit young people.
The party should accept that its social wing beats the neo-liberals, and woo Labour politicians accordingly.
Outgoing college members face a decision with far-reaching consequences on the Hinkley C power plant.
The Liberal Democrats are giving hope to their grassroots activists, and that's what matters come the election.
The Lib Dem president calls for "active, ambitious, liberal government".
Controversy crash-lands at the Lib Dem party conference, as airport expansion becomes this season’s broken pledge for the leadership.
Where are the Lib Dems on green issues and how they are looking to differentiate themselves from the Conservatives and Labour on these?
Rumours of who could be the next Liberal Democrat leader are rife.
Will the Lib Dems eschew a Lib-Lab pact and allow Labour to struggle on as a minority? And why?
Walking away from Strasbourg and abolishing the Human Rights Act would merely serve as a convenient smokescreen for an out-of-touch government playing dog-whistle politics.
They forgot about the importance of competence and trust, and took their existing vote for granted.